Abstract

A narrowband, pulsed optical parametric oscillator (OPO) whose output coupler is a bulk glass Bragg grating is demonstrated. The OPO is based on periodically poled KTiOPO4 and is pumped by a pulsed, frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser at 532 nm, generating a signal at 975 nm with a total efficiency of 35%. This novel and compact device shows a spectral bandwidth of 0.16 nm (50 GHz), a decrease by a factor of 20 compared with that when a conventional mirror is used. By using a folded cavity, we demonstrate tunable radiation with a tuning range of 60 nm and maintained spectral bandwidth.

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[CrossRef]

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Austin, B. D.W.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
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G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Beigang, R.

M. Rahm, G. Anstett, J. Bartschke, T. Bauer, R. Beigang, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. B 79, 535 (2004).
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L. Myers and W. Bosenberg, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663 (1997).
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Glebov, L.

Glebov, L. B.

L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, V. I. Smirnov, M. Dubinskii, L. D. Merkle, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, presented at the Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., June 8–10, 2004.

Glebova, L.

Glebova, L. N.

L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, V. I. Smirnov, M. Dubinskii, L. D. Merkle, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, presented at the Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., June 8–10, 2004.

Halloway, C. A.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Haub, J. G.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

He, Y.

Y. He and B. J. Orr, Opt. Lett. 29, 2169 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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H. Kogelnik, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 48, 2909 (1969).
[CrossRef]

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Lepine, T.

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Lin, Y. Y.

Melnik, E.

Merkle, L. D.

L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, V. I. Smirnov, M. Dubinskii, L. D. Merkle, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, presented at the Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., June 8–10, 2004.

Milce, A. P.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Myers, L.

L. Myers and W. Bosenberg, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nibler, J. F.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Orr, B. J.

Y. He and B. J. Orr, Opt. Lett. 29, 2169 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Papernov, S.

L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, V. I. Smirnov, M. Dubinskii, L. D. Merkle, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, presented at the Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., June 8–10, 2004.

Pasiskevicius, V.

Payne, M. A.

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rahm, M.

M. Rahm, G. Anstett, J. Bartschke, T. Bauer, R. Beigang, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. B 79, 535 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, K.

Schmid, A. W.

L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, V. I. Smirnov, M. Dubinskii, L. D. Merkle, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, presented at the Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., June 8–10, 2004.

Shaw, J.

Shy, J. T.

Smirnov, V.

Smirnov, V. I.

L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, V. I. Smirnov, M. Dubinskii, L. D. Merkle, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, presented at the Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., June 8–10, 2004.

Tiihonen, M.

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Opt. Commun. 250, 207 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Opt. Express 12, 5526 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Victori, S.

S. Victori, T. Lepine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. E. Fermann and L. R. Marshall, eds., Vol. 68 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 2002), p. 66.

Volodin, B.

Wallenstein, R.

M. Rahm, G. Anstett, J. Bartschke, T. Bauer, R. Beigang, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. B 79, 535 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, T. D.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

G. W. Baxter, M. A. Payne, B. D.W. Austin, C. A. Halloway, J. G. Haub, Y. He, A. P. Milce, J. F. Nibler, and B. J. Orr, Appl. Phys. B 71, 651 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. Rahm, G. Anstett, J. Bartschke, T. Bauer, R. Beigang, and R. Wallenstein, Appl. Phys. B 79, 535 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

H. Kogelnik, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 48, 2909 (1969).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

L. Myers and W. Bosenberg, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1663 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Brosnan and R. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 415 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, Opt. Commun. 250, 207 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (2)

S. Victori, T. Lepine, P. Georges, and A. Brun, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, M. E. Fermann and L. R. Marshall, eds., Vol. 68 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, 2002), p. 66.

L. B. Glebov, L. N. Glebova, V. I. Smirnov, M. Dubinskii, L. D. Merkle, S. Papernov, and A. W. Schmid, presented at the Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N.M., June 8–10, 2004.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

OPO cavity setup. Objects with solid lines are for the basic linear cavity, whereas the dotted lines indicate the folded cavity extension.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reflectivity of the bulk Bragg grating (dashed–dotted curve) and comparison of the OPO signal spectrum when the bulk Bragg grating (solid curve) and an ordinary mirror (dashed curve) are used as output couplers. The signal spectra are for a 17 mm long setup, both measured at 30% pump depletion.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pump depletion (circles) and signal energy (triangles) versus pump energy for a 17 mm long setup.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Tuning characteristics for the 33 mm long folded cavity. The left-hand axis shows Bragg grating internal angle of incidence θ versus OPO signal wavelength for experimental data (circles) and the theoretical prediction (dashed curve); the right-hand axis shows recorded spectra (solid curves).

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λ B = 2 n 0 Λ cos θ ,

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